Difference: HybridizerBussWalter (r7 vs. r6)

Hybridizers Walter E. (1889-1959¹) and Edith A. (1886-1965²) Buss

Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, USA

Sunday morning we left early and drove about 250 miles north to the well known Edenwald Gardens just north of Vincennes, Indiana, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Walter. Buss. Mr. Buss is a mining engineer by profession and is very active in it and also in his extensive iris acreage and business. I can see that it is taking a great deal of time to take care of their many customers. While we were there literally dozens of cars drove up into the lot near the gardens, and it required the services of an attendant to super- vise their parking.
After you have seen the iris and the way they grow you are not surprised at the number of visitors, because under the care of Mr. and Mrs. Buss they do grow sturdily. It was a hot day- May 9-with the thermometer standing above 80 and a hot wind blowing, yet the stalks were standing up and the flowers were not wilting. Practically all varieties were in bloom and had been for several days, as there were many flowers on the stalks, so the height of the season is only a few days after the peak at .Nashville. Mrs. Buss said that the farmers around there say that Edenwald is on "sweet clay" and that is why the iris plants are so sturdy. If that's the case I should like a carload of it in my garden. [Richard Goodman, (Illinois), “Iris Ramblings in 1948”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 38.]

Registrations/Introductions:

Tall Bearded: 'Accent', 'Alma Bundy', 'Aztec Indian', 'Benediction', 'Bluallure', 'Broadripple', 'Carbonado', 'Caressa', 'Dark Mood', 'Darkest Hour', 'Dear Mom', 'Edith Pope', 'El Rancho', 'Graceline', 'Hawaii', 'King Of Siam', 'Masked Ball', 'Pearl Blue', 'Peppermint Pink', 'Pink Talcum', 'Rosaflare', 'Sunnyside Up', 'Ultra Violet', 'Vista Veronica'.

¹Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 January 2019), memorial page for Walter E Buss (1889–19 Feb 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63118569, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by ProgBase (contributor 47278889) .
²Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 January 2019), memorial page for Edith Aline Buss (1886–7 Jun 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63118564, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by ProgBase (contributor 47278889) .

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